The Caretaker's Concern 10/9/08
Lake Temp. No Lake temperature report until the Caretaker stops swimming for the season.
Ghetto temp. 63 F.
Island tmp. 62 F. Yesterday's L/H: no low/62 F.
Current conditions: Mostly clear night, occasional cloud clusters passing over from North West to South East 10 mph or so, at Lake level the wind is from the South, a gentle breeze, about 3 mph, enough for the water to reflect the moonlight in a broad shimmering swath as a river of chrome.
The first photo is from this morning, taken at around 8 a.m. (EST), the second photo is from this evening at around 6:20 p.m. (EST). As you can see the day ended much different than from how it started. Today ended up being rather
Summer like, while the Caretaker was on the mainland he remarked to himself: "Self, if I were to be running around, I would much prefer to be wearing shorts than the slacks that I am. Thankfully Self you are not running around."
This recent snap of warm weather will help to keep the foliage around, while in town today the Caretaker saw a number of Leaf Peepers out and about on the streets. Hopefully for their sake they will remain for the weekend or return by the weekend because it should be quite a high time for leaf peeping. It's a shame that the majority of them stay mostly to the roads inside their cars, they should get out and about in the woods on foot and take in all that the Great Outdoors has to offer.
What better way to Peep,
Than lying beneath a tree?
Gazing up through the branches
Watching as a gentle breeze
Tumbles around and about, shifting and sliding
Colorful Autumn leaves.
Glorious this colorful collage
Of falling foliage.
So if this is just one of the many things to be seen in the Great Outdoors when out in the outdoors, what is it when seen from say behind a windshield? The not so great outdoors? The inside but outside outdoors? The outdoors from inside? The "outdoors are nice to see but I'm not going out in them" outdoors? Well, who knows? Who cares? Whatever the case maybe, the Caretakers only real point is this: get out and enjoy the foliage. Not Autumn where you are? Get out and enjoy the foliage anyway, if you want bring a couple of cans of spray paint and color the leaves yourself. That's a joke, don't spray paint the leaves on the trees. Seriously, don't do that. They're covered enough in pollution. Which is not a joke either, don't cover the leaves in pollution. Seriously, don't do that. Stop it. Whiny child's voice: "God, they're covering the leaves in pollution."
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